Scientists To Sequence Richard III’s DNA
Richard III will be the first such figure to have his DNA sequenced, which will tell scientists about his health, genetics and physical appearance.By Evan Thomas | February 12, 2014
Scientists plan to sequence Richard III's DNA in what will be the first complete sequencing for such a historical figure.
Researchers recovered DNA samples from the monarch's bones, which they first excavated from under a Leicester parking lot in February 2013.
Lead geneticist Turi King explains this will answer long-held questions about the former King of England.